Inappropriate prescribing leads to poor outcomes in older adults

(HealthDay)—Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is tied to increased health care utilization and poor outcomes among older individuals seen in primary care practices, according to a review published in the May/June ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Optimizing antibiotic use and combating antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest problems facing medicine today. A major threat comes from over-use of antibiotics in healthcare. A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has provided a set of recommendations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics: Why asking doctors' to prescribe less is futile

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence and constipation. These symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection, but the doctor treating her has a dilemma because ...

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